a method of sound recording in which an input audio waveform is sampled at regular intervals, usually between 40,000 and 50,000 times per second, and each sample is assigned a numerical value, usually expressed in binary notation.
a record or tape made by this method.Compare analog recording.
Computers. a system of recording information on magnetic or optical media for processing by a computer.
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British Dictionary definitions for digital recording
a sound recording process that converts audio or analogue signals into a series of pulses that correspond to the voltage level. These can be stored on tape or on any other memory system
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